New Forest Pat testing Company
Electrical testing specialists. Providing you with the best service at the best price. We specialize in PAT testing.
Covering Poole, Bournemouth, New Milton, Sway, Lymington, Highcliffe, Mudeford, Christchurch, Lyndhurst,Ringwood and New Forest.
Portable Appliance Testing :
PAT testing is the process of testing portable or electrical appliances that are used in the work place – that's putting it simply; it's checking electrical appliances (computers, power tools, kitchen equipment, etc.) to make sure it's safe. The process of PAT testing will tell a trained professional whether the electrical appliance is safe or not to use. Health and safety regulations require that electrical appliances are safe to prevent harm to employees and anyone in the work environment. Many types of equipment require testing at regular intervals to ensure continual safety in the work place. An unsafe appliance may cause someone who touches or uses it to get an electric shock, be electrocuted or the appliance could be the cause of a fire.
There are various reasons to why appliances should be PAT tested on a regular basis, but the most important ones are listed below:
• Electric portable appliance testing is required by law in the UK. The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989; Section 4(2) requires all Portable Appliances to be accurately assessed by regular inspection and testing, so that the appliance in question can be confirmed as safe to use
• To assure the safety of all your portable appliances, e.g. kettles, microwaves, computers, fridges, telephones and extension leads, PAT testing satisfies these Health and Safety regulations
• To comply with the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
• To comply with all Health & Safety at Work Act 1974; Section 2 of this requires the employer to ensure that all appliances comply with the regulations of the Act, and that the employer is responsible in so far as is reasonably practicable in making sure that all relevant equipment is safe to use and without risk to health • To minimise the risk of fire and injury caused by electrical appliances
• To satisfy your Insurance Company
• To supply Fire Officers and Health & Safety Inspectors with PAT testing certificates and records